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IT Management Linux News for Aug 28, 2009

  • Technology's Reach and Security's Grasp (Aug 28, 2009, 23:03)
    Standards Blog: "Modern society harbors many bad habits. One is its penchant for enthusiastically embracing the benefits of new technologies before considering their less desirable side effects."

  • Attack on WPA refined (Aug 28, 2009, 21:33)
    The H Online: "First introduced in November 2008, a method for cracking the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard has been refined by Japanese researchers. The attack now works with any implementation and requires far less time to succeed."

  • Windows Loses Money, Linux Nears the $1 Billion Mark (Aug 28, 2009, 20:33)
    Softpedia: "While Windows client revenue has let the Redmond company suffering in the 2009 fiscal year, producing three quarters inferior when compared to FY2008, Linux revenue continues to grow and is right on track of making the open-source OS a $1 billion a year business."

  • Google's EPUB Embrace Challenges Kindle (Aug 28, 2009, 19:33)
    InternetNews: "Google's backing of the open standard EPUB earlier this week for its one million free, public-domain digital books is accelerating EPUB as the e-reader industry standard. In doing so, analysts say this leaves front-runner Amazon's Kindle, with it uses proprietary technology, out of the loop"

  • Novell: Linux Up, Security Down (Aug 28, 2009, 16:03)
    The VAR Guy: "Linux Platform Products revenue jumped 22 percent to $38 million for the quarter. Impressive. And The VAR Guy thinks Novell is finally on the right track with SUSE Linux ISVs"

  • First WEP, Now WPA Encryption Falls (Aug 28, 2009, 07:03)
    InternetNews: "...to be secure, wireless networks should use the more powerful protocol called Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA. Now security experts say they've proven that WPA can be breached just as easily."

  • Eating, Smashing, and Mixing (Aug 28, 2009, 03:03)
    Linux Magazine: "The acquisition of Sun by Oracle raises many questions and recalls some past experiences."

  • Australian State Rolls Out Windows Netbooks but Adds FOSS (Aug 28, 2009, 01:33)
    Computerworld: "The 267,000 Windows 7 based netbooks that the NSW Government has started rolling out to high schools will come pre-installed with open source software."